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Webmaster Dos and Don'ts

Below is a list of our recommended Do's and Don'ts for all website owners wanting to promote their websites through search engines. These tips will help you with other search engines like Google and Bing as well!

The Dos

  • Our search visitors want us to deliver quality search results. The quality of our search results begin with the websites that submit to us. Help us continue delivering great search results by making sure your web pages are search engine friendly for all search engines.
  • Make sure every page on your website has a useful, unique and descriptive <title>. And more important is that your title be honest to what the user will find when visiting the page.
  • Use the <meta> Description to let visitors have a complete description of what your web page is about.
  • And most important is that the web page contain unique content (not copied from some other site), is well focused and is easy to navigate.

The Don'ts

  • Avoid Duplicate Content - Scrub The Web tries hard to index and show pages with distinct information. This filtering means, for instance, that if your submitted URL's content results in duplicate content (two or more pages with identical content) already found in our index, your submittted URL will not be listed in the search results. If Scrub The Web perceives the duplicate content was an effort to deceive our users we may also make appropriate adjustments in the indexing and ranking of the sites involved.
  • Submit pages that do not have valuable content. Scrubby does not want to index pages that do not provide valuable content to our visitors.
  • Include metadata that does not accurately describe the content of web document.
  • Submit pages whose primary intent is to redirect users to another page.
  • Submit irrelevant cloaked pages. If cloaking methods are used and Scrubby or our visitors report you as a spammer, your entire website may be removed from our index.
  • Send automated queries to scrubtheweb.com in an attempt to monitor your site's ranking. Detected use of these programs will result in your access being blocked.